Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rome Pays Tribute to Arthur

Tomorrow is the release date of a new Arthurian film, The Last Legion. The idea here seems to be that King Arthur was Romulus Augustus, who as I recall was the last Roman emperor to rule from Rome itself.

Wouldn't Geoffrey of Monmouth be surprised to see what had become of his king? Of course, when the Romans demand tribute from the Britons in Geoffrey's History of the Kings of Britain, Arthur responds that the Romans ought to be the ones giving him tribute. Maybe this is the tribute he's been waiting for. Just in case this turns out to be the case, let's keep a lookout for incoming vessels from Avalon.


  1. Small "correction" on The Last Legion. Romulus is Uther Pendragon and not Arthur.

  2. Now that this has opened, has anyone seen it? It doesn't seem like it's coming to my area.

    If you don't have your own blog and would like to do a guest review, let me know and we'll see if we can work something out.

  3. Professor,

    I'll give you a review on Monday over at cinerati with my first thoughts of Beowulf as well (based only on preview).